It’s 5pm and I’m leaving work.
As i get up to put on my jacket, I notice that unusually everyone else is too, not just in my team but it seems that the full office is leaving.
As I get to the central stairs, they are crowded when they are normally empty and it seems that the full building is leaving.
Hmmm … I’m noticing a pattern.
I ask one of my colleagues who is also leaving what’s going on?
It seems that there was a call within the management for voluntary redundancies three months ago and the people selected were told last week.
Today all of the staff were emailed to attend a mandatory meeting with one of the U.K. Group directors later this week.
Seems that there is a restructure and job losses on the horizon.
I’m pleased to see that people are rightly voting with their feet, 5pm and we are outta here.
Me, I’m self employed, I lost any delusions of loyalty to a company many many years ago.
Work pays the wages, affords a lifestyle, but keep it in perspective and remember your real life is much more important.
As I mentioned to my colleague, If you get offered redundancy take it, it’s not often that ordinary working class people get the chance to grab a lump sum and stash it in the bank.
Don’t worry about being out of work, there is lots of opportunity out there for anyone with sellable skills or determination
Just get your CV updated and on the jobsites and the phone will ring.
Have faith in yourself.
Once the new job arrives spend half the redundancy on a holiday with the family or do something you always wanted.
It’s only money. Use it to buy time.
4am and I’m wired to the moon.
It’s cause and effect you see, Early night Sunday, up early yesterday, out like a light last night and my awake switch flicked on at 3am today.
I should sleep or I’ll probably be knackered tomorrow but can’t.
Better not turn the tv on!